Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2022
Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor is going to ban Instagram

Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor is going to ban Instagram in Russia to prevent the spreading of info related to the Ukraine invasion. Russia will ban Instagram, the decision was announced by Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor. Officially the Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor explained that the decision is the response of Meta that the posting of information […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2022
Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor also blocked Facebook in Russia

State communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has ordered to block access to Facebook in Russia amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. State communications watchdog Roskomnadzor ordered to block access to Facebook over its decision to ban Russian media and state information resources. The block comes after Facebook recently deactivated or restricted access to accounts belonging to media […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2021
Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor bans six more VPN services

Russia’s internet watchdog, ‘Roskomnadzor’, has announced the ban of other VPN products, 15 VPN services are now illegal in Russia Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor tightens the control over the Internet and blocked access to six more VPN services. The latest banned services are Betternet, Lantern, X-VPN, Cloudflare WARP, Tachyon VPN, PrivateTunnel. The total number of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2021
Internet disruption in Russia coincided with the introduction of restrictions

Experts at the NetBlocks Internet Observatory observed this week a temporary disruption of internet service in Russia due to new restrictions. On Wednesday 10 March 2021, researchers from Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory observed the disruption of internet service provided by the Russian operator Rostelecom. The partial disruption of the service coincided with […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2018
Search Engines in Russia cannot link to banned VPN services and Internet proxy services

Russia strengthens online censorship by announcing fines for search engines that link to VPN serviced banned in the country. Russian Government has approved a new bill to punish search engines that are not aligned with Moscow and that allows its users to find VPN services, and anonymization tools that allow circumventing the censorship. According to the amendments to the Code […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 14, 2016
Russia is going to ban LinkedIn after court ruling. What’s next?

Russia is going to ban Linkedin after a court ruling that found the professional social network  to be in violation of the country’s data protection laws. violation of the country’s data protection laws. On Thursday, a Moscow court has confirmed the decision to ban the professional social network LinkedIn in Russia. LinkedIn is violating the country’s data protection […]